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Subject: [Leica] IMG: Egg Eater
From: jhnichols at (Jim Nichols)
Date: Fri, 19 Jun 2009 18:37:51 -0500
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I have used "live" traps to trap two raccoons in our backyard this Spring. 
In the first instance, I used a trap from the local Animal Control 
department of our small city. I baited it with dry cat food, and it took two 
tries to get the trigger set sensitive enough to trap him/her. In this case, 
Animal Control picked up the trap and relocated the animal.

When I saw the second one, I at first thought that the first one had found 
its way back.  I borrowed a similar trap from my son and caught it on the 
first try.  I took it about fifteen miles out in the county and released it 
near picnic area dumpsters, and it was happy to head for the bushes.

If you try this approach, realize that anything the claws can reach will be 
shredded when he/she realizes the trap has closed.  I cut the bottom from a 
plastic jug to use as a bait container. Place the bait as far from the door 
as possible.

Jim Nichols
Tullahoma, TN USA
----- Original Message ----- 
From: "Tina Manley" <images at>
To: "Leica Users Group" <lug at>
Sent: Friday, June 19, 2009 5:37 PM
Subject: Re: [Leica] IMG: Egg Eater

> At 06:10 PM 6/19/2009, you wrote:
>>She grabbed the
>>single shot .22 from behind the front door, went out there and got it with
>>the first shot.
>>I was in awe.
> We are having problems with critters out here.  When the keets were a 
> month old we moved them to a large chicken-wire pen in the henhouse.  The 
> first night, a raccoon reached through the chicken-wire and grabbed two of 
> them.  He managed to pull their heads through the wire and beheaded them. 
> We've put screen wire all over the cage now and there are lots of raccoon 
> prints around the cage in the morning but, so far, he hasn't managed to 
> get to the 3 remaining keets.
> Anybody know how to get rid of raccoons?  Tom was going to sleep out there 
> in the truck and shoot the raccoon, but he would sleep through a freight 
> train going by so I know that won't work.
> Tina
> Tina Manley
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